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Not many young men interested in astrology? dismissive even?

It seems all the young men I speak to - I say young - I am young myself but I mean men basically up to 30+ who seemingly have no interest in astrology - I've literally never met another man who is not dismissive of it or extremely skeptical?

why could this be?

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Re: Not many young men interested in astrology? dismissive even?

Probably they see it as frivolous and the time it would take to learn about astrology can be applied to more "important" topics. I understand where they are coming from incidentally. The image that astrology has doesn't inspire the average male to take it seriously either.

Apart from here, nobody really knows about my knowledge of astrology and in fact other people are more likely to bring it up in conversation than I am. I laugh internally when they siphon of the stereotypical information.

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Re: Not many young men interested in astrology? dismissive even?

I laugh externally! haha I am so so defensive when people make ridiculous sweeping statements like star signs aren't real

ITS SO MUCH DEEPER THAN THAT

but some people don't want to know
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I laugh externally! haha I am so so defensive when people make ridiculous sweeping statements like star signs aren't real

ITS SO MUCH DEEPER THAN THAT

but some people don't want to know
I'm good at disregarding people's opinions if it's coming from a place of ignorance. If they don't know anything "real", why would there opinion have any power?

You wanna persuade people that astrology is legit? Get really good at it and volunteer to read their charts. Your bound to make a few take notice. Those that do might be more open to your arguments then.
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Re: Not many young men interested in astrology? dismissive even?

A good amount of people here also have shallow or no real interest in astrology besides getting their questions/issues sorted out. So it's an ageless, genderless phenomenon in my view.

And yes, being accurate in readings will get more interested in astrology.
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A good amount of people here also have shallow or no real interest in astrology besides getting their questions/issues sorted out. So it's an ageless, genderless phenomenon in my view.

And yes, being accurate in readings will get more interested in astrology.
The Pareto Principle seems relevant to your point. https://betterexplained.com/articles...the-8020-rule/

People who are "serious about things" likely falls under this rule too.
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The Pareto Principle seems relevant to your point. https://betterexplained.com/articles...the-8020-rule/

People who are "serious about things" likely falls under this rule too.
I've noticed this problem and am going to rectify my status to at least attempting to get to the 20% level you and others are at. I was just waiting 'til after my Saturn Return, lol.
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I've noticed this problem and am going to rectify my status to at least attempting to get to the 20% level you and others are at. I was just waiting 'til after my Saturn Return, lol.
Hell, I just turned 10 last week. What are you waiting on?
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Hell, I just turned 10 last week. What are you waiting on?
Well I'm doing two courses at once just now, my brain is pooped. I think it must be your 12th house that makes you such an avid learner or something....you and Sib are both younger than me and know tons...don't worry, I'll surprise you one day lol
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Well I'm doing two courses at once just now, my brain is pooped. I think it must be your 12th house that makes you such an avid learner or something....you and Sib are both younger than me and know tons...don't worry, I'll surprise you one day lol
A very powerful Jupiter drives me toward a quest for wisdom and meaning. Sibyl's chart is pretty heavy in the Jupiter department but she can speak for herself.
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A very powerful Jupiter drives me toward a quest for wisdom and meaning. Sibyl's chart is pretty heavy in the Jupiter department but she can speak for herself.
I'm pretty sure my chart is heavy in the Jupiter dept. too. Although, yes, I do procrastinate.

You've been coming on this forum for years though. It's really rare to have someone as young as what you would have been studying astrology. And it's not superficial knowledge either, designed to 'sound good.'
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I'm pretty sure my chart is heavy in the Jupiter dept. too. Although, yes, I do procrastinate.

You've been coming on this forum for years though. It's really rare to have someone as young as what you would have been studying astrology. And it's not superficial knowledge either, designed to 'sound good.'
If I showed you my chart, maybe you will understand why every cell of my body is infused with Jovian spark. You could say I'm even compelled towards knowledge seeking which fits nicely with my Mercury/Pluto conjunction.

I joined in 2012 but I really only became active a year ago so it wasn't like I was using the forums as my primary method of learning. All of my astrology knowledge is internet based so it isn't impossible to become fairly adept with the tools available online.
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Re: Not many young men interested in astrology? dismissive even?

I too have noticed men just don't seem to believe into astrology and would love to know why. I totally ruined my reputation when I once said in front of my husband's friends that ppl born in the year of the pig are 'supposedly' compatible with goats. Yikes. I couldn't have been shut down harder by a fierce group desire to change the subject immediately!

I'm thinking ppl tend to turn to astrology because they need help and guidance, and that seems to be more common in women so perhaps that's why? Just a guess.
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Re: Not many young men interested in astrology? dismissive even?

I talk about it sometimes when I’m in bed with a stranger. That’s when most of astrological teaching lessons happen.
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If I showed you my chart, maybe you will understand why every cell of my body is infused with Jovian spark. You could say I'm even compelled towards knowledge seeking which fits nicely with my Mercury/Pluto conjunction.

I joined in 2012 but I really only became active a year ago so it wasn't like I was using the forums as my primary method of learning. All of my astrology knowledge is internet based so it isn't impossible to become fairly adept with the tools available online.
Jovian spark...does that not imply a sense of humour?? Haha
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I talk about it sometimes when Iím in bed with a stranger. Thatís when most of astrological teaching lessons happen.
You're going to make a great temple priestess one day
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Jovian spark...does that not imply a sense of humour?? Haha
Nope. I walk around with a stick up my ***
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Cool, me too.
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I too have noticed men just don't seem to believe into astrology and would love to know why. I totally ruined my reputation when I once said in front of my husband's friends that ppl born in the year of the pig are 'supposedly' compatible with goats. Yikes. I couldn't have been shut down harder by a fierce group desire to change the subject immediately!

I'm thinking ppl tend to turn to astrology because they need help and guidance, and that seems to be more common in women so perhaps that's why? Just a guess.
Ahh that's so funny, I can just imagine that reaction! At the very least, guys will humour me, but they still don't take it seriously.
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Ahh that's so funny, I can just imagine that reaction! At the very least, guys will humour me, but they still don't take it seriously.
Kick em in the balls, throw them on a chair then grill them whilst talking about it. Once you involve a mans balls, it becomes serious business.

Please TW don't ban me. I'm only kidding

On-topic: There are some guys on here, WB. Oddity, Dirius, CT up there, Rawiri, myself and some others. But offline it's pretty much something "crazy people" do and most guys don't have two minds on it.
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I too have noticed men just don't seem to believe into astrology and would love to know why. I totally ruined my reputation when I once said in front of my husband's friends that ppl born in the year of the pig are 'supposedly' compatible with goats. Yikes. I couldn't have been shut down harder by a fierce group desire to change the subject immediately!

I'm thinking ppl tend to turn to astrology because they need help and guidance, and that seems to be more common in women so perhaps that's why? Just a guess.
If that's how you worded it - I can understand why they objected
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If that's how you worded it - I can understand why they objected
Ahahahahahahaha.
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It seems all the young men I speak to - I say young - I am young myself but I mean men basically up to 30+ who seemingly have no interest in astrology - I've literally never met another man who is not dismissive of it or extremely skeptical?

why could this be?
Well I'm 18 and a male and I have a big interest in astrology.

Maybe men just take on a more logical approach to life and astrology isn't the most logical thing out there.

I also have an online friend who is also a guy and is my age and he was the person that got me into astrology. I think there's a lot of young guys out there that believe in astrology, but it's difficult for you to meet them because they probably don't talk about it to just anyone. I can see girls talking about astrology effortlessly, but for a guy to just talk about astrology...
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It seems all the young men I speak to - I say young - I am young myself but I mean men basically up to 30+ who seemingly have no interest in astrology - I've literally never met another man who is not dismissive of it or extremely skeptical?

why could this be?
I think its fine people don't believe in something that hasn't been presented with proof.

I didn't believe in astrology until I got a very accurate prediction.
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